Funding for Groups

  • Sport England Small Grants funding available £300 - £10,000; focus on funding adults and young people (14+) to become more active, develop a more resilient sporting habit, develop more diverse volunteers or improve progression and inclusion in talent development.

 

  • Big Lottery Awards for Allfunding available: £300 - £10,000; focus on grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. Sport and physical activity projects must have a clear link to one of the three Awards for All outcomes.

 

  • Coalfield Community Investment Programmefunding available: maximum £10,000; funding is available for those based in eligible wards in South Tyneside and Sunderland. Sport and physical activity projects must focus on disability, women & girls, victims of abuse, carers, homeless people or those who are 60+. Eligibilty survey closes 2nd March 2018.

 

  • Community Foundationfunding available: varies; the Community Foundation provides grants and other support to groups and individuals by matching applications to their donors’ interests. Funding available supports three broad themes: supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making the area a good place to live. 

 

  • Postcode Community Trust - funding available: £500 - £2,000 (up to £20,000 for registered charities; funding available for projects which overcome barriers to participation in community activities in a creative and sustainable way or increase social cohesion through developing access to grass-roots sports, arts and other recreational activities. 

 

  • Tesco Bags of Helpfunding available: £1,000, £2,000 and £4,000; Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund local projects in communities right across the UK.

 

  • Asda Foundation - funding available: varies; various funding options available including equipment, sports kit and refreshments for events.

 

  • Persimmon Community Championsmaximum funding available: £1,000; this is a charity match programme which provides donations of up to £1,000 to local UK groups and charities who have already raised their own funds.

 

  • Persimmon Healthy Communitiesfunding available: £750; From May to December 2017, thirty monthly donations of £750 will be given to teams or individuals aged 21 and under to purchase sports kits and equipment.

 

  • Wilko Helping Handsfunding available: not stated; budget available to give a helping hand to local groups and community projects including wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for our community - whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising, tins of paint or extra helpers to do up a community centre.

 

  • BBC Children in Need - funding available: maximum £30,000; grants available for projects working with children and young people experiencing disadvantage from illness, disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. 

 

  • Graham Wylie Foundation - funding available: not specified; funding available for groups, organisations and charities for equipment, new buildings, support workers, and sporting and youth groups which benefit youngsters.

 

  • Sir James Knott Trust - funding available: maximum £5,000; deadline for the next round of funding is Thursday 1st March, however applications for under £1,000 are usually processed within 4-6 weeks. Funding available to support community projects in Tyne and Wear including health and sport.

 

  • GLL Foundation - funding available: maximum £5,000; funding available to help local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourages people to be active, learn and to play together. Projects could include organising a sports tournament or creating a new sports league.